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Secrets in a Dead Fish


By Melanie King Bodleian Library, 2014. ; £8.99, 102 pp, inc Glossary and Notes ISBN 978-1-85124-260-3 Book review by Barbara Taylor This small volume is sub-titled The Spying Game in the First World War. ‘Game’ might be a word that springs to mind when reading this book. To modern eyes, with Facebook, GPS devices and sophisticated digital means…

From the Trenches to MI5' with Tina Tamman


Joining us today is Tina Tamman who is speaking about her relative's journey from fighting in the trenches through to working within military intelligence for the embryonic MI5.  

Artists, Linguists, Writers and Maniacs - MI5 Officers of WW1


This month local member Phil Tomaselli will speak on one of his many subjects - MI5 officers of the Great War period. Phil has spent many hours researching this subject at kew and elsewhere and will shre the output with us. Gathering intelligence has always been an essential element of warfare and this talk promises to be an informative insight int…

Cancelled....... "They Shoot Spies - the untold story of the first female agents" by Dr Viv Newman


In 2004, Dr Viv Newman was awarded a PhD for her thesis "Songs of Wartime Lives: Women's Poetry of the First World War" at Essex University. She was selected by the BBC for their "Expert Women" training and speaks widely about women in WW1 on local radio and at national and international conferences. Her talk "They Shoot Spies - the untold story o…